Davide Oldani, the creator of Cucina POP - high quality and accessibility - opened his restaurant D'O, in 2003, in his hometown of Cornaredo, near Milan. One year after opening, the world's most authoritative food guides counted him amongst the greatest chefs of contemporary Italian cuisine.
Prior to opening D'O, he worked with Gualtiero Marchesi, Albert Roux, Alain Ducasse and Pierre Hermé. In December 2008,Davide Oldani was awarded the Ambrogino d'Oro by the City of Milan.
In November 2013 he was invited to Harvard Business School to share his experience as an entrepreneur following a case history about his restaurant which was published in the Harvard Business School Review: the economics professors at the university defined his approach and his organization applicable to many different sectors, not only to restaurants.
In March 2015 Davide Oldani will hold a lesson at the University of Business in Paris HEC.
May 2014 saw the opening of Davide Oldani Cafè - in the new luxury Piazza at Malpensa Airport, Milan.
From September to November 2013 he conducted the first season of the program, The Chef, on channel La5.
From September to December 2014 he conducted the second season of the program, The Chef, on channel La5. He has been named Ambassador Expo 2015 and in the same year he took part as speaker at the World Business Forum in Milan. His publications include: Cuoco andata e ritorno (2008), La mia cucina pop. L'arte di caramellare i sogni (2009), POP, La nuova grande cucina italiana (2010), Il giusto e il gusto (2012), Storie di sport e cucina (2013), CheFacile (2013), D'O eat better (2016), Le D'Onne lo sanno (2018).
For the past 16 years, Davide Oldani has collaborated with the authoritative culinary magazine, La Cucina Italiana, and writes a weekly column about sport and Cucina POP for the magazine Sport Week. In 2016 he inaugurated a restaurant in Manila, and opened his new D’O at Cornaredo*, an evolution of the previous one, where he will be able to create “greater” cuisine, able to be measured against the other cuisines of our country and not only.
In the summer of the same year he has been named Food & Sport Ambassador by CONIand selected as chef of Casa Italia for the Olympics Game in Rio de Janeiro.
His activity as a designer is born from keen observation of his guests and their habits. Tables, chairs, dishes, tableware and glassware are inspired by the POP cuisine philosophy: simple, functional, elegant. The brands created for his designs are: “IDish” - "assiette D’O” - “H2D’O". The formats are: “FOO’D” - “Davide Oldani Cafè” - “CucinaPOP”